EUPOL COPPS delivers training for 11 police officers on media coaching

On 23 August 2016, EUPOL COPPS delivered a training for 11 Palestinian Police officers. Media coaching was delivered to the PCP Media Administration (PCP MA) HQ spokesperson and 9 district Heads of PCP MA to further enhance their skills in dealing with the media. Led by two media experts Nour Odeh and John Williams, the training consisted of a poll presentation on how the PCP and other security services  are perceived by the Palestinian citizens, delivered by Mark Gill and John Williams. An exchange of experience took place on practical communication examples. Then, a series of TV interviews based on real life scenarios were organised. The exercises focused on scenarios taking place in various West Bank districts in which the attendees engaged actively, before receiving technical advice by the trainers. The training is part of a series of training sessions to further strengthen the media capabilities and strategic communications of the Palestinian Civil Police and ultimately to increase their visibility.